> Seeing Traveler’s entry on Apple Crisp made me hungry for the same. The perfect comfort food pick-me-up for a “sad” day. I rushed to Mother’s Market to pick up ingredients: organic flour, nuts, Fuji apples, sugar and the like and set to create a modified version.
And I was off….Traveler’s recipe called for hazlenuts. As much as I like hazlenuts with or in other things: Nutella, chocolate and on it’s own,for example, I felt that this particular recipe needed something more familiar to me–pecans. When my brain thinks of nuts and brown sugar its output is caramel pecan. So in go the pecans. The only other change I ended up making was subbing arrowroot for cornstarch. Arrowroot seemed more “natural” to me, so I figured it wouldn’t matter too horribly. Oh, and I cut a little of the sugar back and Voila!